We were so excited at the beginning of the month to be invited by Roundtable Global to be a partner seller on their new ethical Marketplace, Beyond Bamboo…and we jumped at the opportunity!

 

Take a look at the Ecohustler press release announcing the launch of Beyond Bamboo on April 23rd and then visit the Beyond Bamboo website for a fabulously selection of products for the conscious consumer…featuring Sails and Canvas – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

 

Beyond sustainable


And we are back on the main display in Darts Farm…looking lovely with one of our personalised “Devon” deckchairs on centre stage!  This will be the third year that Darts have supported Sails and Canvas, they are well renowned for bigging up buy local and we are proud to be one of their suppliers.  So pop in and see all that is on offer in the Best Farm Shop in the UK*

 

*Food Readers Awards 2018


When we upcycle an old sail we try to use as much of the fabric as possible… so once we have cut as many large items as the sail will allow we use the smaller pieces for single bottle bags, doorstops & finally sunglass cases.  Inevitably there are pieces of cloth that end up going into our green sacks for trash collection with the final destination being incinerator or landfill.  We have contacted several organisations to see if there is any recycling facilities for sailcloth but have had no luck to date.

 

But hoping to address the issue is the latest programme from the Ellen MacAthur Foundation – the Circular Fibres Initiative was created in May 2017 & outlines plans for a circular economy for textiles starting with clothing.  The Foundation’s report – A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future was launched in London last November by Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney.  People are aware of the damage that plastic pollution & plastic microparticles does to our oceans, the harm this causes to sea life (& potentially us as it enters the food chain) but microfibres from clothes is potentially just as damaging.

Let’s hope this is the start of rethinking another aspect of how we live.

Read article here



We are very pleased at the results of our collaboration with Paul Barclay Designs in Dartmouth…5 of our best selling #upcycled sailcloth products have been given the Paul Barclay touch with his signature yacht design & distinctive red 8’s.

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Summer Shades in all shapes and sizes!

We are all enjoying this lovely sunshine but in true British style we are still looking for a bit of shade! In the last few months various upcycled sailcloth awnings and interior sail shades have been leaving our workshop to have a new life in homes and gardens across the South West. Here’s some pics and messages from some happy customers…

Thanks to the S&C Crew for a great job in making our conservatory blinds with the sail cloths. They work really well keeping the glare out and look great. Really good quality products backed up with a really good service.

Thank you

Morris family from Budleigh

Hi, Now that the sun has come out we have fitted our new blinds!!
We are very pleased with them, especially as they are so light and easy to handle.
Attached are some photos for you.
 Once again
Thank you very much,
Dave and Mags Miller



Back on the main stage at Darts Farm!

Darts 2

Whilst you are queuing for your lunch take a look to your right….Sails and Canvas are this months featured gifts supplier with a full range of upcycled sailcloth and marine canvas goodies!